Sunday, August 28, 2016

Regarding the Candidates We Have

Is it really acceptable to elect as president somebody as thoroughly corrupt as Hillary Clinton?

Behold the corrupt candidate in action:

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Yeah, I'll go with the clown candidate as the less dangerous alternative, as unhappy as I am about having to vote for a clown candidate:

A Trump presidency, I believe, in all its clowny glory, will be constrained by the anti-bodies of the government and press.

Victor Hanson feels much the same way about the prospect of a Clinton restoration:

If Trump’s fantasies are the bluster, narcissism, and adolescence of a real-estate and show-biz wheeler-dealer, Clinton’s lies are the steely-eyed and deliberate work of a long-time sociopathic prevaricator who destroys all those around her who weave the webs of her deceit.

I'm demoralized that our choice is a crook or a clown. But our choice is a crook or a clown.

Will the crook reform?

Jesus Christ, people. Clinton dismissed the story by saying the reporting ignored how many officials Hillary met with during her tenure to focus on the donor meetings!

That's as if a stock broker who was accused of taking kickbacks on 150 client accounts argued that  she honestly invested the funds of 3,000--so why focus on the few? And one of those 150 made a lot of money despite the kickback-based investments--so I did my job there, too!

Hillary Clinton and her entire family and entourage are corrupt and will not change. Nor will the media pressure her to change.

Or will the clown be contained--or even, God willing, shrink in office into statesmen shoes from the big floppy footwear he has now?

Our republic will more easily survive a clown.

UPDATE: And really, I'd prefer the man who bought the politicians than the politicians who were bought.